Home School Program
Fall 2023 Courses
- Introduction to Painting (Ages 5-12)
- Introduction to Drawing (Ages 12-17)
- Funky Forces (Ages 6-12)
- Computers, Coding & Electronics (Ages 12 & Up)
- Intro to Computers, Coding & Electronics (Ages 12 & Up)
Introduction to Painting (Ages 5-12) RCHYC 3002 C01
9/22 - 10/27 10am – 12pm
Using entertaining and hands-on lessons and exercises, students will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques of painting and will learn how to create their own artistic drawings Students will use washable watercolors or colored pencils. Templates for painting will be provided. Students will learn how basic shapes, lines, light and shadows, positive and negative shapes, and perspective apply to paintings. Students will learn about the color wheel and warm and cool colors. Students will learn how to mix colors. Students will use watercolors or colored pencils to place colors on templates provided of Disney characters, Dinosaurs, and Manga characters. Students will use watercolors or colored pencils to create still life paintings (flowers, fruits, animals). Students will use watercolors or colored pencils to create landscape or seascape paintings (clouds, trees, beach waves, house). Norman Simms
A supply list will be mailed with your confirmation.
Introduction to Drawing (Ages 12-17) RCHYC 3003 C01
9/22 – 10/27 12pm - 2pm
Using entertaining and hands-on lessons and exercises, students will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques of drawing and will learn how to create their own artistic drawings. Students will use colored pencils. Students will learn how to draw simple basic shapes (circles, squares, triangles, rectangles), how to identify these basic shapes within objects, and how to use these basic shapes to create drawings of various objects such as animals, flowers, fruits, and people. Students will learn about different types of lines (straight vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines, curvy lines, round shapes, dots); how to shade light and dark objects and show light and shadows on objects; how to use perspective to make objects look flat (two-dimensional) or pop off the page (three-dimensional); and how to use grids to draw positive and negative shapes in objects and keep objects in correct proportions. Students will select and draw popular cartoon characters. Norman Simms
A supply list will be mailed with your confirmation.
Funky Forces (Ages 6-12) RCHYC 3004 C01
10/6 – 11/10 1pm - 2pm
Eliminate the mystery in chemistry & the forces that make our world work! Learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks, experience awesome forces, build some cool devices & watch them work! Build loop-de-loop flying stunt planes, use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch, experiment with gravity & create your own crazy crystal gardens! A minimum of 12 students are needed to run the class. Mad Science
10/6 - 10/27 3pm - 5pm
Are you interested in introducing your child to the exciting world of computers, computer coding, and electronics? Look no further! This course is designed specifically for parents who want to provide their children with a sampler experience in these fields, all within a reasonable investment of time and money.
Using the popular Arduino Uno microprocessor and a simplified version of the C++ computer language, this course offers an engaging learning journey. Each session will delve into various computer concepts, while students actively build their own projects. These projects will consist of both hardware (electronics) and software (computer coding) segments.
Considering the course's time frame, we understand the need for efficiency. Hence, students will receive pre-written computer code, which they will then modify to suit their projects. They will learn how to load this code into the Arduino and witness their creations come to life.
To reinforce the learning experience, we have curated a series of one-hour videos that students will watch before each session. These videos provide supplementary material and further insights into the concepts covered in class, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
In addition to the in-class projects, we understand the importance of practice. That's why each project will have one or more variants, enabling students to continue their exploration and experimentation at home. This hands-on approach encourages creativity and allows students to reinforce their newly acquired skills.
Join us on this exciting adventure of computer coding and electronics! Your child will gain valuable exposure to these fields and ignite their curiosity for further exploration. Don't miss this opportunity to inspire their future in the world of technology.
Enroll now and be part of an engaging learning community dedicated to nurturing young minds in the realm of computers, computer coding, and electronics. James Bowe
Includes $53 starter kit which is also used in Computers, Coding & Electronics
Computers, Coding & Electronics (Ages 12 & up) RCHYC 3005 C01
11/3/23 - 1/12/24
(no class 11/24, 12/22 & 12/29) 3pm - 5pm
Prerequisite Introduction to Computers, Coding & Electronics (Ages 12 & up)
Take the next step in your child's journey through the fascinating world of computers, coding, and electronics with our intermediate-level course, MCT2200. Building upon the foundational concepts and skills acquired in the Introduction to Computers, Coding & Electronics course, this program is designed to further expand your child's knowledge and expertise. James Bowe